Legal Panel: Leaks and Secrets

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Breaking the next Pentagon Papers is the career-making, public interest journalism of reporters’ dreams. But how to actually do it? The ONA19 Legal Panel brings together a team of experienced media lawyers to cover the ins and outs of handling leaked documents while avoiding legal pitfalls.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsrooms that need tips and tools for evaluating legal risks before publishing
  • Anyone trying to grasp the legal and ethical ramifications of handling leaked documents
  • Journalists seeking guidance on their current work with leaks and secrets

Speakers

Alison Schary
Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Kate Bolger
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Meg Marco
Senior Editor, ProPublica
Katie Townsend
Legal Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
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